Brisbane: Queensland. Surveyor General's Office, 1889. First printing. Two sheet map, of which the NLA has only the right hand sheet with the title, part of the Daisy Bates collection of maps.
This map focuses on the southern coast including the capital Port Moresby, with the northern regions left mostly blank. There are four inset drawings of side views of mountains (elevations), and the border with German New Guinea is marked. Oro Province and Central Province. There are 3 insets of Owen Stanley Range, 4th of Peaks of Mt. Victoria.
In 1883, Queensland attempted to annex the south-eastern corner of the New Guinea Island, fearing that Germany would take control of the entire eastern half of the island. In 1884 it became a Queensland protectorate and in 1888 it was annexed.
40 x 24", b&w, cream paper, original folds, closed tears at folds.
NLA MAP RM 2717; Bib ID 1632755. With a manila envelope (10 3/8 x 8") for storage entitled, New Guinea 1889. 5: Wall case - Folded maps "N" Item #27750